New Releases: March 7th, 2014

March 7, 2014

Love Comes Home by Andrew Grey

 

Greg has a lot going on and doubts he’ll see Tom again. Tom tries to form a special baseball team for Greg’s recently blind son.

A Senses Series Story

 

When architect Gregory Hampton’s son, Davey, starts having trouble in Little League, Greg takes him to an eye doctor. The diagnosis hits them hard. Davey’s sight is degenerating rapidly, and eventually he’ll go blind.

 

Tom Spangler is used to getting what he wants. When Greg captures his attention, he asks Greg for a date. They have a good time until Greg gets a call from the friends watching his son, telling him Davey has fallen. Greg and Tom return to find the worst has happened—Davey can no longer see.

 

With so much going on in his life, Greg doubts he’ll see Tom again. But Tom has researched beep baseball, where balls and bases make sounds to enable the visually impaired to participate in Little League. Tom spearheads an effort to form a team so Davey can continue to play the game he loves. But when Greg’s ex-wife shows up with her doctor boyfriend, offering a possible cure through a radical procedure, Greg must decide how far he’ll go to give Davey a chance at getting his sight back.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 7, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-662-5) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-661-8)

 

 

 

Screwups by Jamie Fessenden

 

The attraction between Jake and his new roommate, Danny, is undeniable. If Jake wants to be with Danny, he must fix someone else’s mess.

 

In 1996, Jake Stewart is starting his third year at the University of New Hampshire. Even as a successful business major, he is absolutely miserable. Not only is Jake pursuing a field he hates when he’d rather study art, he is utterly terrified of what will happen if his father finds out he’s gay. When he finally gets up the courage to move into the creative arts dorm on campus, his new roommate, Danny, is openly gay—and there’s no denying the attraction between them.

 

Danny Sullivan has been out since high school, and he appears comfortable with his sexuality. But something happened in Danny’s past—something that gives him nightmares he refuses to talk about. Unknown to Jake, the way he mistreated his friend, Tom Langois, when Tom came out to him in high school, is mild compared to the way someone very much like Jake treated Danny.

 

It may be too late to fix the mess Jake made with Tom, but if Jake wants to be with Danny, he’s going to have to fix the mess made by another closeted jock he’s never even met.

 

Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 7, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-660-1) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-659-5)

 

 

 

Walls That Divide by Michael Murphy

 

Sparks fly when Darrin and Luis meet. Melissa sees Darrin as her ticket to a comfortable future, and sabotages their love.

 

Sparks fly at first sight when Darrin Smith meets Luis Garcia, an IT consultant hired by Darrin’s father to install new computer equipment and software. Unfortunately, Melissa, a rebuffed and embittered office manager, sees Darrin as her ticket to a comfortable future and finds his interest in Luis a threat. Though she sets out to sabotage their chance for a relationship, their love is stronger than the obstacles she throws their way.

 

Life is looking up for Darrin and Luis until Melissa’s manipulating gets Luis arrested and deported to Costa Rica. But there’s one major flaw in her scheming: Luis was born in California, has never set foot on Costa Rican soil, and doesn’t even speak Spanish.

 

For their love to survive, Darrin must move heaven and earth to follow and find Luis before it’s too late.

 

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

 

Length: Novel (230p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Bittersweet Dreams | Release Date: March 7, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-698-4) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-697-7)

New releases: August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013

Isle of Wishes by Sue Brown

Paul goes to Wisconsin to find Liam, and finds himself interested in ex-military and still closeted detective Olaf. Isle of Wishes by Sue Brown, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sequel to The Isle of… Where?

After a whirlwind vacation on the Isle of Wight, where he found the love of his life, Sam Owens sends Liam Marshall home to Michigan to tie up loose ends so they can be together forever. When all communication with Liam goes silent, Sam worries. Fearing the worst, he enlists the help of his brother, British Metropolitan police officer Paul Owens, to help him find Liam and get him back safely in time for their wedding.  Paul has little difficulty digging into this mystery across the pond. Paul is also good-looking and openly bisexual, all of which adds to the dismay of Wisconsin Detective Olaf Skandik.

Olaf is ex-military and still closeted now that he’s part of the police department. He’s frustrated, hemmed in by the walls he’s erected, and when he meets Paul, he wonders if this may be the time and opportunity for change. Looking into his brother’s missing fiancé, Paul also starts looking into Olaf, and business soon mixes with pleasure, a bit of romance that may strengthen his case for them to make a future together.

Length: Novel (242p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 19, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-077-7) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-076-0)

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Whiskey and Wry by Rhys Ford

Damien wakes in Montana and flees to San Francisco in search of Miki, getting help from Sionn and avoiding the shooter out to kill him. Whiskey and Wry by Rhys Ford, available form Dreamspinner Press.

Sinners Series: Book Two; Sequel to Sinner’s Gin

He was dead. And it was murder most foul. If erasing a man’s existence could even be called murder.

When Damien Mitchell wakes, he finds himself without a life or a name. The Montana asylum’s doctors tell him he’s delusional and his memories are all lies: he’s really Stephen Thompson, and he’d gone over the edge, obsessing about a rock star who died in a fiery crash. His chance to escape back to his own life comes when his prison burns, but a gunman is waiting for him, determined that neither Stephen Thompson nor Damien Mitchell will escape.

With the assassin on his tail, Damien flees to the City by the Bay, but keeping a low profile is the only way he’ll survive as he searches San Francisco for his best friend, Miki St. John. Falling back on what kept him fed before he made it big, Damien sings for his supper outside Finnegan’s, an Irish pub on the pier, and he soon falls in with the owner, Sionn Murphy. Damien doesn’t need a complication like Sionn, and to make matters worse, the gunman—who doesn’t mind going through Sionn or anyone else if that’s what it takes to kill Damien—shows up to finish what he started.

Length: Novel (254p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: August 19, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-079-1) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-078-4)

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Submerging Inferno by Brandon Witt

While helping Brett uncover the truth of his ancestry, Finn learns neither his magical life nor falling in love is simple or risk-free. Submerging Inferno by Brandon Witt, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Men of Myth Story

A Bittersweet Dreams title:

Brett Wright and Finn de Morisco come from vastly different worlds. Disowned by his family for being gay, Brett builds both a life on his own terms and walls around his heart. But nothing can prepare him for the evil that stalks him in the night or from discovering the dark secrets of his heritage.

The youngest of a doting family, Finn lives a sheltered life that allows him to trust easily and makes him quick to jump to the rescue. While using his knowledge of the supernatural world to help Brett uncover the truth of his ancestry, Finn learns neither his magical life nor falling in love is as simple and risk-free as he believed.

New knowledge comes with a price—one that may prove too high for them to pay.

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

Length: Novel (344p.) | Genre: Bittersweet Dreams, High Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Angels and Demons | Release Date: August 19, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-699-6) | Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-698-9)

New Releases: June 5, 2013

June 5, 2013

The Thirteenth Shard by J.L. O’Faolain

When a powerful witch is murdered by mundane means—the NYPD calls in Tuulois MacColewyn and the rest of Section Thirteen.

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A Section Thirteen Story; Sequel to The Thirteenth Sigil

When a powerful witch is murdered by mundane means—with the killer leaving behind clues reminiscent of an old mortal folktale—the NYPD calls in Tuulois MacColewyn and the rest of Section Thirteen.

It’s been a while since Cole and his onetime partner, Corhagen, have worked together on a murder case, and sparks still linger between them despite Cole’s budding relationship with Inspector Joss Vallimun. As they struggle to put their past behind them and discover what happened to the witch, they unearth clues to similar murders. Murders that remind them of an old adversary in a case still unsolved.

When further evidence leads Cole and Corhagen to the shattered fragments of a mythical sword, it points to a cryptic clue about a prophecy involving a king. The revelation leaves Cole reeling and sets him up to make what could be the biggest mistake of his life….   

Length: Novel (230p.) | Genre: Contemporary Fantasy, Mystery/Suspense

Release Date: June 5, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-634-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-633-0)

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Destiny on the Tracks by Drake Braxton

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Time becomes Wheeler’s enemy as he quickly falls into a whirlwind affair with a man in the past.

While on business in a small town near Chicago, Wheeler Reynolds hears a tale about a traveling circus killed nearby in a horrific train wreck over ninety years ago. Haunted by the story, Wheeler falls asleep thinking someone is calling his name… and wakes up in 1918.

Wheeler believes it’s his mission to stop the accident from occurring until he meets Nicola Tenaglia, an aerialist for the circus. Time becomes his enemy as he quickly falls into a whirlwind affair. When they are discovered, events spin out of Wheeler’s control, and he and Nicola are separated. Then the train begins to pull away. Nicola’s time is running out….

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

Length: Novella (88p.) | Genre: Time Travel, Bittersweet Dream| Release Date: June 5, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-574-6)

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Fear, Hope, and Bread Pudding by Marie Sexton

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Jon and Cole resolve to stay positive, but they can’t help but wonder if their dream of being parents just wasn’t meant to be.

Part of the Coda Series; Sequel to Strawberries for Dessert

Families should grow, not shrink. It’s been on Jon Kechter’s mind since before he tied the knot with his millionaire lover, Cole Fenton. Now hoping to adopt, Jon and Cole search for a mother-to-be willing to let them love her baby, but the interminable wait is wearing on them both.

Jon is close to his father, George, but until Cole, he didn’t have anyone else. Now George is pushing Cole to reconcile with his estranged mother. When the three of them spend Christmas with her in Munich, the results are disastrous. Jon and Cole resolve to stay positive, but no hope exists without a tinge of fear. Jon and Cole can’t help but wonder if their dream of being parents just wasn’t meant to be.

Length: Novella (140p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 5, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-555-5)

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Tuck & Cover by SJD Peterson

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After two years, Tucker is paired up with Owen once again. Getting through training while ignoring the sexual tension will be a battle.

2nd Edition

Battle Buddy

At nineteen, Shane Tucker joins the army. Tucker is gay but not ready to be open about it, and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell seems like a convenient way to avoid dealing with his sexuality.

The army suits Tucker; he does well from the beginning. Then, during boot camp, he’s assigned a “battle buddy,” Owen Bradford. Owen is a walking, talking wet dream with no concept of personal space. Tucker only survives the constant temptation by venting to his diary.

Two years later, Tucker—now in the Army Ranger program—is paired up with Owen once again. Getting through training while ignoring the sexual tension between him and his battle buddy might be the biggest test of Tucker’s military career.

Tuck & Cover

You may have read Tuck’s diary entries, but they don’t tell the whole story. Tuck will argue the point, but he definitely got a few details wrong—not that I blame him. He was, if you remember, a little sexually frustrated at the time. He probably wasn’t thinking straight. I’ll never get tired of teasing him about that. Anyway, here’s what really happened.

Rangers lead the way! – Owen

First Editions published by Silver Publishing; Battle Buddy March 2012; Tuck and Cover November 2012

Length: Novella (141p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 5, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-854-9)

New releases: May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013

The Boy Who Came In From the Cold by B.G. Thomas

When Gabe sees Todd outside his building, freezing to death, he takes pity and takes him in—then they realize a strong attraction. The Boy Who Came In From the Cold by B.G. Thomas, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Todd Burton has had enough of small-town Buckman. His abusive stepfather calls him a fag; his friend Austin makes him realize he may be gay, but Todd doesn’t want to admit his stepfather is right; and he dreams of being a chef. Three good reasons to flee his hometown and pursue greener pastures. But when Todd reaches the big city, his luck runs dry. Soon he can’t pay his rent and gets evicted. In the middle of a snowstorm.

Gabe Richards is a wealthy businessman with enough wounds of his own to make him afraid of ever being intimate again. But when he sees Todd outside his building, freezing to death, he takes pity on him and takes him in from the cold.

To their mutual surprise, Todd and Gabe find themselves drawn to each other. “One night” turns into a week. Maybe letting a man in from the cold can melt the ice around Gabe’s heart—and maybe getting evicted will turn Todd’s luck around.

Length: Novel (284p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 29, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-714-6) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-713-9)

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Honor C by C. Zampa

When a sudden crisis threatens to take Jorge from him forever, Honor must choose between his duty and his heart. Honor C by C. Zampa, available from Dreamspinner Press.

When Honor Castillo convinces himself he isn’t gay, he begins a new life. He ends his affair with his lover, Jorge Villagomez, and marries Rebecca to establish a life with her as a respected San Antonio businessman. They have a son and he tells himself he is happy.

Eleven years later, Jorge returns to San Antonio, and his path crosses with Honor’s once more. The flame of their passion never died, and neither did Jorge’s love for Honor.

When Jorge approaches Honor to design his studio, Honor believes he can walk the line between friendship and lovers. But when a sudden crisis threatens to take Jorge from him forever, Honor must choose between his duty and his heart. Most of all, he’s forced to decide what he’s willing to lose in order to be true to who he really is.

Length: Novella (214p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 29, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-715-3)

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Hour of the Lotus by Patricia Correll

Iwata is torn between the prince he loves and his current lover. But deception and illness puts them all in a dangerous battle. Hour of the Lotus by Patricia Correll, available from Dreamspinner Press.

General Sho Iwata is devastated when the man he secretly loves, Prince Narita, is struck with a mysterious illness. To make matters worse, the servants assigned to sit up with the prince at night have been falling asleep, leaving him unattended.

Iwata’s current lover, Hiroshi, is well aware of the general’s unrequited passion. But that isn’t his biggest problem. His sister is Narita’s favorite consort, but Hiroshi believes she has been replaced by an imposter. When he convinces Iwata to investigate, they discover the true cause of the prince’s illness. Iwata will fight to save the man he loves, and Hiroshi will fight for his sister, but if they want to save the prince and find justice, they first have to battle an ancient spirit and survive.

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

Length: Novella (75p.) | Genre: Bittersweet Dream, Historical, Fantasy/Paranormal |Release Date: May 29, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-573-9)

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Seeing the Same Blue by Ken Bachtold

When Dusty meets Cliff, the attraction is strong, but Cliff backs off fast until they can’t resist, regardless Cliff’s fear of his father. Seeing the Same Blue by Ken Bachtold, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Dustin “Dusty” Rhoades isn’t looking for a relationship. He’s tried them before, with disastrous results, and decided he’s better off on his own. So he focuses on his professional life as a landscape architect.

Cliff Benson is convinced he can’t have the relationship he wants. His father is as homophobic as he is wealthy, and has made it perfectly clear he expects Cliff to get married. Dutifully, Cliff proposes to society girl Alyson, works in his father’s law firm, and accepts that he has nowhere to turn.

When Dusty meets Cliff at his engagement party, the attraction is strong and instantaneous, but when Dusty admits his feelings, Cliff backs off.  Dusty suggests they proceed as friends, but they are too drawn to each other. Just as they both finally agree they want more, Alyson’s suspicious brother outs them, risking everything Dusty has worked for.

Length: Novella (166p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 29, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-716-0)

Harmony Ink New Release: May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013

Everything We Shut Our Eyes To by Gene Gant

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Playing it straight helps Dwight save face temporarily, but living a lie tears his insides apart. Tell his dad…. Don’t tell his dad…. Everything We Shut Our Eyes To by Gene Gant, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

Prequel to The Thunder in His Head

Crushing on your straight best friend will make any normally outgoing high school football player withdraw from his friends. Unrequited love can do that to you. But when Dwight Varley’s mom dies, he’s also left with a burden of guilt he finds difficult to shake. To make matters worse, Dwight must cope with his distant, grieving father, who spirals into depression.

Playing it straight helps Dwight save face temporarily, but living a lie tears his insides apart. Tell his dad…. Don’t tell his dad…. Some choices seem too hard to make. Besides, what if coming out sends his dad over the edge?

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

Length: Novella (137p) | Genre: Contemporary, Bittersweet Dreams | Release Date: May 23, 2013

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-694-1)

New releases: April 29, 2013

April 29, 2013

Finding Shelter by M.J. O’Shea

Justin just escaped nineteen years of trouble. Logan is nursing a broken heart. With a little luck, maybe they can heal each other. Finding Shelter by M.J. O’Shea, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Rock Bay: Book Three

Justin Foster has nineteen years of nothing but trouble behind him. After escaping his abusive father, he finds himself in Rock Bay, Washington, with his cousin Travis. Justin is bruised and has a hard time trusting, but with the help of his family and the small town, he might be able to heal.

Logan O’Brien is also new in town, hoping he can finally get away from his past and the memories of the girlfriend who shattered his heart. It doesn’t take him long to realize Rock Bay can be more than safe harbor: it can also be home. And for the first time in his life, he finds himself captivated by a man—by Justin.

Justin is attracted to Logan too, but he’s also wary. Physically, Logan reminds him a bit too much of the closeted jerks who used to beat him up after school. But after one awkwardly amazing kiss, he’s smitten, despite how his past and insecurities continue to haunt him. Logan’s love, faith, and stubbornness are just what Justin needs to believe their love is worth fighting for.

Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 29, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-595-1) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-594-4)

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Sins of Another by Jessica Skye Davies

After finding Nick cheating, Padrig is abducted and forced into prostitution. Finally he escapes—with HIV. Can he and Nick heal? Sins of Another by Jessica Skye Davies, available from Dreamspinner Press.

One morning Padrig Kennedy comes home to find his partner, Nick Glenfielding, in bed with another man. Shocked, hurt, and vulnerable, Padrig flees and meets a stranger who seems to offer comfort—but he force-feeds Padrig a steady diet of drugs and prostitution instead. When he finally surfaces from his hell, it’s to another system shock: he’s now HIV positive.

Nick descends into darkness as well. Devastated by losing Padrig, he finds no consolation in the legal career he doesn’t love and tries to find solace in alcohol, spending his days in an ever-deepening haze.

Padrig and Nick find each other again, but their relationship can never be the same. If they’re to stand any chance of a future together, they must do the improbable: make sense of the past and learn to cope with new burdens they’ll bear for life.

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

Length: Novel (216p.) | Genre: Bittersweet Dream, Contemporary | Release Date: April 29, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-471-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-470-1)

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Stubborn Heart by Ken Murphy

Mark has sworn off dating, but Trevor wants a relationship. Mark must choose to guard his heart or give it completely. Stubborn Heart by Ken Murphy, available from Dreamspinner Press.

After breaking up with his cheating boyfriend, Mark Smith keeps life simple: his nursing career and a place of his own, but no dating. He’s steering clear of romance and the heartbreak that goes with it. After losing both parents and having all his relationships fail, he figures happily ever after is a myth.

When Dr. Trevor Hayes crosses Mark’s path at the hospital, he falls hard for Mark. The attraction is clearly mutual, and Trevor is determined to parlay that attraction into a relationship. Mark is just as determined to avoid exactly that.

But Trevor chips away at Mark’s resistance, and facing hardship and sorrow together brings them closer. Still, Mark can’t shake his belief that their romance is temporary—until he’s unexpectedly faced with the danger that he might lose Trevor for good. Mark must choose between guarding his heart and giving it completely, the risk he swore never to take again.

Length: Novel (224p.) | Genre: Contemporary |Release Date: April 29, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-475-6) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-474-9)

Erasing Shame by Yeyu

February 22, 2013

Haunted by a childhood promise he never had the chance to fulfill, Shicai must choose between his feelings and his values. Erasing Shame by Yeyu, available from Dreamspinner Press.


The son of a Han traitor who had let the Xianbei Mongols invade the borders, Jiang Shicai swears to restore his family’s honor, hoping to better the Hans’ lives through peaceful means. He believes violence is never the answer, but to gain respect, he finds himself fighting for the Xianbei.

Ten years later, an annoying but handsome playboy, Dugu Xuechi, arrives as the incompetent new military inspector of Shicai’s region. Shameless, irresponsible, and obnoxious, Xuechi tests Shicai’s patience almost every second. Despite their mutual dislike, Shicai finds himself drawn to the capricious man, especially when he sees the resemblance between Xuechi and his deceased best friend. Yet Xuechi’s self-destructive behavior and refusal to accept help require attention that distracts Shicai from his goal for peace–and it doesn’t help that Xuechi is Shicai’s strongest political opposition. Haunted by a childhood promise he never had the chance to fulfill, Shicai must choose between his feelings and his values.

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

Length: Novel | Genre: Historical – Asia, Bittersweet Dreams | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Exile by Lola Lebellier

February 8, 2013

Aless, Corin, and the other guardians will face abuse, attack, and even death in their quest to save their world. Exile by Lola Lebellier, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Once, in the land of Nier, five elemental spirits terrorized the land. To contain them, five humans sacrificed themselves, losing their bodies and minds. It wasn’t until decades later, when a set of restraints was formed, that the vessels could live normal lives and take their rightful places as leaders of their clans.

Now Aless of Serac, Guardian of Water, has returned from exile, a punishment for embarking on a killing frenzy when his restraints broke. He soon discovers all the restraints are breaking, and if he cannot find a solution, chaos will follow. But Aless can’t solve this problem on his own.

Though Corin of Zephyr has large reserves of mana, the trait that signifies proficiency with natural magic, he shows little aptitude for casting spells or using his power. But that doesn’t bother him as much as the threat from the breaking restraints. Together, he and Aless might find a solution—but as the restraints begin to crumble, it becomes clear that their situation is more dangerous than anyone could have foreseen: Aless, Corin, and the other guardians will face abuse, attack, and even death in their quest to save their world.

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

Length: Novel | Genre: High Fantasy, Bittersweet Dreams | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Ghosts in the Wind by Marguerite Labbe

October 31, 2012

When a killer separates Andrei and Dean, Dean refuses to let go until they solve the mystery of his death. Ghosts in the Wind by Marguerite Labbe, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Andrei Cuza and Dean Marshall celebrated their tenth anniversary only to have their happiness shattered by a random, insane event: On his way home from closing a business deal, Dean stops on the parkway to help a young mother with her flat tire, and her ex arrives, murders them, and takes off with his two kids.

Ghosts have haunted Andrei all his life. He bears the guilt for his sister being stuck in limbo, because ghosts are frozen at the moment they died, unable to adapt to the changes in their living loved ones. When Dean returns to Andrei as a ghost, the double punch of losing him and having to watch him founder if he doesn’t move on is almost more than Andrei can bear.

Despite dangers in limbo—Jackal Wraiths that devour souls are hunting him—Dean isn’t going anywhere until he helps Andrei track down the missing children. Andrei is in danger as well when he pays dearly to feel Dean’s touch one last time. Time is slowly running out as Dean and Andrei try to say good-bye while they track a killer who’s more than happy to kill again.

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

Length: Novel | Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal: Ghosts/Spirits | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Silver Lining by Chris T. Kat

September 26, 2012

Riley needs to understands the pressure Scott has been under—and the danger they’re both in. Silver Lining by Chris T. Kat, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Riley doesn’t understand why his relationship with Scott went downhill overnight. For weeks, he’s been trying to get the other man to talk to him, but Scott is distant—most of the time he just ignores Riley completely. It isn’t until a mutual acquaintance arrives at their home that Riley understands the pressure Scott has been under—and the danger they’re both in.

Length: Novella
Genre: Bittersweet Dreams, Ghosts/Spirits

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